Developer Guide

Migrating Your Code to Version 3 of the AWS SDK for .NET

This topic describes changes in version 3 of the AWS SDK for .NET and how to migrate your code to this version of the SDK.

About the AWS SDK for .NET Versions

The AWS SDK for .NET, originally released in November 2009, was designed for .NET Framework 2.0. Since that release, .NET has improved with .NET Framework 4.0 and .NET Framework 4.5, and added new target platforms: WinRT and Windows Phone.

AWS SDK for .NET version 2 was updated to take advantage of the new features of the .NET platform and to target WinRT and Windows Phone.

AWS SDK for .NET version 3 has been updated to make the assemblies modular.

Architecture Redesign for the SDK

The entire version 3 of the AWS SDK for .NET is redesigned to be modular. Each service is now implemented in its own assembly, instead of in one global assembly. You no longer have to add the entire AWS SDK for .NET to your application. You can now add assemblies only for the AWS services your application uses.

Breaking Changes

The following sections describe changes to version 3 of the AWS SDK for .NET.

AWSClientFactory Removed

The Amazon.AWSClientFactory class was removed. Now, to create a service client, use the constructor of the service client. For example, to create an AmazonEC2Client:

var ec2Client = new Amazon.EC2.AmazonEC2Client();

Amazon.Runtime.AssumeRoleAWSCredentials Removed

The Amazon.Runtime.AssumeRoleAWSCredentials class was removed because it was in a core namespace but had a dependency on the AWS Security Token Service, and because it has been obsolete in the SDK for some time. Use the Amazon.SecurityToken.AssumeRoleAWSCredentials class instead.

SetACL Method Removed from S3Link

The S3Link class is part of the Amazon.DynamoDBv2 package and is used for storing objects in Amazon S3 that are references in a DynamoDB item. This is a useful feature, but we didn't want to create a compile dependency on the Amazon.S3 package for DynamoDB. Consequently, we simplified the exposed Amazon.S3 methods from the S3Link class, replacing the SetACL method with the MakeS3ObjectPublic method. For more control over the access control list (ACL) on the object, use the Amazon.S3 package directly.

Removal of Obsolete Result Classes

For most services in the AWS SDK for .NET, operations return a response object that contains metadata for the operation, such as the request ID and a result object. Having a separate response and result class was redundant and created extra typing for developers. In version 2 of the AWS SDK for .NET, we put all the information in the result class into the response class. We also marked the result classes obsolete to discourage their use. In version 3 of the AWS SDK for .NET, we removed these obsolete result classes to help reduce the SDK's size.

AWS Config Section Changes

It is possible to do advanced configuration of the AWS SDK for .NET through the App.config or Web.config file. You do this through an <aws> config section like the following, which references the SDK assembly name.

<configuration> <configSections> <section name="aws" type="Amazon.AWSSection, AWSSDK"/> </configSections> <aws region="us-west-2"> <logging logTo="Log4Net"/> </aws> </configuration>

In version 3 of the AWS SDK for .NET, the AWSSDK assembly no longer exists. We put the common code into the AWSSDK.Core assembly. As a result, you will need to change the references to the AWSSDK assembly in your App.config or Web.config file to the AWSSDK.Core assembly, as follows.

<configuration> <configSections> <section name="aws" type="Amazon.AWSSection, AWSSDK.Core"/> </configSections> <aws region="us-west-2"> <logging logTo="Log4Net"/> </aws> </configuration>

You can also manipulate the config settings with the Amazon.AWSConfigs class. In version 3 of the AWS SDK for .NET, we moved the config settings for DynamoDB from the Amazon.AWSConfigs class to the Amazon.AWSConfigsDynamoDB class.